AUG 14

OCLC Research at ARCHIVES 2013

Six OCLC Research staff gave presentations and demonstrations at ARCHIVES 2013: The Joint Annual Meeting of the Council of State Archivists and the Society of American Archivists.

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14-17 August 2013

New Orleans, LA

Archives 2013 features 70 sessions and a variety of special events covering such technical topics as digital preservation, electronic records, open-source tools, web access, digitization, and descriptive standards, as well as skill building in areas such as advocacy, fundraising, ethics, management, and leadership.

The following OCLC Research staff gave presentations or demonstrations at the sessions listed below at this event:

OCLC was also pleased to sponsor the Networking Café again this year, which brought together a variety of activities to help attendees get connected and get ahead professionally. For attendees who were wondering about career options or opportunities for postgraduate study, learn more about SAA’s mentoring program, or just check their e-mail between sessions, the Networking Café in Ballroom A was the place to go!

 

Start Date

14 August 2013

End Date

17 August 2013

Location

New Orleans, LA

Venue

Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Wednesday, 14 August

Time Session

3:00-5:00 p.m. 

SAA Research Library Roundtable

The RLRT promotes discussion and collaboration on initiatives and research projects that affect archivists working in a research library context. Join us for an exploration of the many ways archives and special collections within research libraries are addressing the sustainability of born-digital materials and digital preservation planning. Senior Program Officer Ricky Erway will participate in the Born Digital Lightning Round session.

Location: Grand Salon 19/22

Thursday, 15 August

Time Session

10:00-11:30 a.m. 

Session 103 - Archives Without Walls: The Value of Networks, Consortia, and Aggregations

Consortia and networks in the U.S. and Europe have matured considerably in the past ten years. Now we know that technology is relatively easy; administration and governance are difficult. The speakers discuss current issues for different kinds of consortia and networks, including integration of digital objects, governance and funding, broader shared infrastructure, and incorporation of born-digital archives. Presenters propose new directions for consortia to pursue together. At this session, Consulting Software Engineer Bruce Washburn will present "ArchiveGrid: Experimenting with a Thin Discovery Layer."

Location: Grand Ballroom B

12:00-1:15 p.m. 

EAD Consortia / Digital Content and Digital Preservation Consortia Brown Bag Lunch Discussion

Archival networks, EAD consortia, and aggregators have gathered informally at SAA meetings for the past several years to exchange information and offer mutual support.  This lunchtime gathering will expand to include consortial activities pertaining to digital content and digital preservation.  It's a venue for lightly facilitated conversation to follow up on the lightning talks in Session 103.  Planned topics include sustaining programs, to size and scale of infrastructure. Program Officer Jennifer Schaffner will help to facilitate this session. Anyone interested is welcome to attend.

Discussion points for the meeting include:

  • Looking to the future: how are changes to the archival network ecosystem changing our activities?
  • Collaborative archival management activities: at what size and scale?
  • Revisiting the value of consortia: are we doing enough?  

Location: Durham Room

5:30-7:30 p.m. 

ArchiveGrid Demos in The Great Ideas! Expo

OCLC Reseaerch Consulting Software Engineer Bruce Washburn, Research Assitant Ellen Eckert and Senior Program Officer Merrilee Proffitt look forward to chatting with you and getting your reactions to new ArchiveGrid features that they'll be demonstrating.

Location: Booth #603

Friday, 16 August

Time Session

7:00-7:45 a.m. 

ArchiveGrid Demos in The Great Ideas! Expo

OCLC Reseaerch Consulting Software Engineer Bruce Washburn looksforward to chatting with you and getting your reactions to new ArchiveGrid features that he'll be demonstrating.

Location: Booth #603

8:00-9:00 a.m.

Plenary Session II: The 7th SAA Presidential Address

OCLC Research Program Officer and SAA President Jackie Dooley presents “Feeding Our Young.” The session also features presentation of the 2013 Student Scholarships, Travel Awards, and Pease Award.

Location: Grand Ballroom CD

9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 

ArchiveGrid Demos in The Great Ideas! Expo

OCLC Reseaerch Consulting Software Engineer Bruce Washburn, Research Assitant Ellen Eckert and Senior Program Officer Merrilee Proffitt look forward to chatting with you and getting your reactions to new ArchiveGrid features that they'll be demonstrating.

Location: Booth #603

12:30-2:30 p.m. 

SAA Manuscript Repository Steering Committee

In this panel discussion moderated by Ricky Erway, participants in the Jump In initiative will share their experiences and discuss next steps. The Jump In initiative was inspired by Ricky's report, You've Got to Walk Before You Can Run: First Steps for Managing Born-Digital Content Received on Physical Media.

Location: Grand Salon 19/20

Saturday, 17 August

Time Session

8:00-9:30 a.m. 

Session 604: Defining Levels of Preservation and Management for Electronic Records

This session covers four projects that address the first steps or levels of preservation for electronic records. Ricky Erway will present You've Got to Walk Before You Can Run: First Steps for Managing Born-Digital Content Received on Physical Media. Other projects will include CoSA's use of the Digital Preservation Maturity Model, and the National Digital Stewardship Alliance's "Levels of Digital Preservation" and "Minimal Processing for Electronic Records." Discussing these projects together helps archivists reach consensus on a minimal standard for processing and preserving electronic records.

Location: Grand Salon 7/10

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